A TRUE GEM
When Maymay Entrata
flew to Germany in late December, she was looking forward to see the place which her love team partner Edward Barbe
r calls home. She was so ready to set her eyes on new sights and experience a totally different culture. She was also hoping to catch snow for the first time. In addition, she was raring to celebrate her first Christmas and New Year abroad with Edward and his family. Little did she know that another dream of hers, an almost impossible one at that, would also come true during her first trip to Europe.
The 20-year-old actress and VIVO Smartphone ambassador still gasps whenever she talks about the concept of her Making MEGA in Germany shoot. “Hindi ko nalaman agad ‘yung concept. May nagsabi lang sa akin na ‘yung theme ay fairytale. Na-imagine ko ‘yung sarili ko na magiging princess sa shoot. Sabi ko ‘Finally mararanasan ko na maging princess tapos sa totoong castle pa!’ Ang saya ko talaga,” she tells Inside Showbiz Weekly.
The wacky lass who hails from Cagayan de Oro refuses to take credit for her much raved about photos from Germany. “Parang 10 years na kami magkakakilala ng MEGA team kasi sobrang nakakatawa sila. Ang saya lang ng lahat sa three days na shoot na ‘yun. Nakahanap kami ni Edward ng new family kasi ang gaan sa feeling ‘pag kasama sila. Kaya siguro maganda rin ‘yung resulta ng mga pictureskasi kumportable kami sa mga nakatrabaho namin at masaya kaming lahat.”
She goes on, “Maraming, maraming salamat na pina-experience mo kami ng totoong fairytale. Literal talaga na fairytale na naranasan ko maging princess sa isang castle tapos may prinsipe. Hindi lang kami na-inspire dahil sa mga magagandang photos namin. Na-inspire talaga kami sa mga boss, photographer, stylists, at artists dahil kahit andoon na sila sa mga posisyon nila, humble pa rin sila. Kaya kahit saan kami mapunta, ang MEGA team talaga ang magiging inspirasyon namin na huwag magbago ano man at saan man kami makarating.”
She also expressed gratitude to the Barbers who have always treated her as a family member. Edward especially has looked after her throughout the whole shoot. “Palagi kong naririnig kay Edward, ‘Maymay malapit na matapos. Huwag kang susuko. Bibigyan kita ng ice cream mamaya, kakain ka ng junk food.’ Parating may reward,” she shares. This prompted her to carry on despite the heaviness of her gowns and the gloomy weather.
A FAIRYTALE LIFE
The Making MEGA shoot in Germany is not just the fairytale experience that Maymay has had. Her life has already turned into a fairytale when she joined showbiz. “Para sa akin, ‘yung fairytale na nangyari sa aming dalawa ni Edward ay ‘yung journey namin since PBB hanggang ngayon.” She is lucky to have a Prince Charming in Edward but she notes that not everyone should be fixated on chasing a guy. With or without a Prince Charming, one can make her dreams come true.
“Kasi hindi naman kailangan na ‘pag fairytale talagang kagaya nina Cinderella. Puwede naman maging fairytale ‘yung buhay mo in your own story,” she declares. “Para sa akin ‘yung nangyari sa amin, parang fairytale na rin kasi ang daming gustong maging maganda ‘yung istorya ng buhay nila, tapos ma suwerte kami na binigay ‘yun sa amin.”
Words by Rosy Mina/ Photos from Mega Magazine / Special Thanks to Mega Magazine, Mega Man Magazine, Star Magic